"Remember kind actions - more than anything else - cause the soul to shine with brilliance."
—Gertrude the Great
Discover the strength, wisdom, and joyful faith of Christianity's legendary women - the medieval mystics. Their honesty and deep love for God will encourage and empower you every day of the year.
This book of daily readings will help you create quiet space for focusing on God's love in the midst of a busy life. As you spend time with these great women, you will discover an astonishing view of a God who is tender, nurturing, forgiving, and as close as breath.
"In these pages, the images of the spiritual life are the erotic ones of the feminine experience. They are the stuff of very physically-present women who loved their Lord with a ferocity and passion that could be reported only in those experiences of the flesh."
Carmen Acevedo Butcher has spent the last twenty years studying and teaching the women mystics of the Christian tradition to people of all backgrounds. She has written Incandescence: 365 Readings with women mystics Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader and Man of Blessing: A Life of Saint Benedict (Paraclete). She is Associate Professor of English at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and earned her doctorate in Medieval Studies from the University of Georgia. She lives in Rome, Georgia with her husband and two children.